Car rental shortage and impact on summer travel, explained | Just the FAQs

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From rental cars to new cars, there is a shortage in the motor-vehicle industry. Here's how it may impact summer travel. RELATED: bit.ly/3xs0UcK

A global shortage in semiconductor chips is forcing many Americans to travel far and wide just to get the car or truck they desire. It doesn’t matter whether a vehicle is new or used, dealerships are running on empty.

Nearly 10% of vehicle shoppers traveled out of state to purchase the ride they wanted, according to a new survey by Cars.com, an online automotive marketplace. Of the 12,000 respondents, 56% bought a new vehicle, while 43% bought a used vehicle.

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